I'm a Missoula-born Montanan who absolutely loves photography. I've lived here my entire life, and through my photography career I've gotten to know Missoula in a brand new way, and grown to respect this city and state more and more.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" never had the answer of "Photographer" for me. It never had any answer, really - I played in punk rock bands, made crappy home movies, tried and failed at speech and debate - but when I bought my first camera in 2006, I fell in love.
Photography has this incredible power to not only help us remember the moments of our lives, but to help appreciate them more deeply. What may seem surface-level actually holds a monumental amount of energy and intricacies.